Herbert Cup Champions 2014

Congratulations to the Senior team and management who won the Herbert Cup on Easter Monday beating Carbury 3-19 to 2-06.




Moorefield bounced back in style from their defeat to Carbury in the league last week with a comfortable victory to win the 39th Herbert Cup played in excellent conditions in Ballyteague Easter Monday.

Carbury were first to raise the white flag when Willie Groome won possession from the throw in and sent in a great ball to Pat Grace who pointed from play. Moorefield replied instantly with two good points from full forward Ciaran Kelly to put them in the lead for the first time after five minutes. Niall Hurley Lynch kicked the Moore’s third point in the 9th minute with a good point from play, a move that started with Ger Naughton in full back who combined with James Murray who sent in a great ball to Hurley-Lynch to set him up for the score. Carbury were back in the lead five minutes later when they were rewarded a penalty which Terry Rossiter successfully converted. Ciaran Kelly was having a great game and the full forward kicked his third point from play to level the game in the 17th minute after a great ball from Cian O’Connor. Keith Duane, Adam Tyrrell and Eddie Heavey pointed for the Moore’s over the next ten minutes before Pat Grace kicked Carbury’s second point of the game. Moorefield replied once again when Ciaran Kelly kicked his fourth point in the 28th minute with another excellent point from play after a good ball from Niall Hurley Lynch. Niall Hurley Lynch sent the Moore’s into half time with a comfortable lead when he beat Declan Conroy for the Moore’s first goal after a great ball from Ross Glavin to leave a half time score of 1-08 to 1-02.

Adam Tyrrell opened the scoring in the second half with a fine individual point from play followed by a good point from Niall Hurley Lynch. Carbury replied with a point from Willie Groome and a second penalty from Terry Rossiter to leave 1-01 between the teams. Moorefield upped a gear or two after the spot kick and dominated the game for the next fifteen minutes playing some excellent football that was a joy for spectators to watch. Aaron Mullins added a point from play in the 6th minute before on form Adam Tyrrell hit a screamer of a goal after good work from Ian Lonergan and Cian O’Connor. Eddie Heavey and Ciaran Kelly added points before a slip up in the Carbury defence saw Cian O’Connor score the Moore’s third goal with ten minutes remaining. Carbury refused to give up and added points from Willie Groome (2) and James Kelly but the Moore’s were in flying form and had their scoring boots on with points coming from Ciaran Kelly (3), Cian O’Connor, Keith Duane and Adam Tyrrell to leave a final score of 3-19 to 2-06.

Best for Moorefield: Liam Healy, Ian Lonergan, Ross Glavin, Adam Tyrrell and Ciaran Kelly.

Best for Carbury: Terry Rossiter, Willie Groome, Pat Grace and Morgan O’Flaherty.

Scorers Moorefield: Ciaran Kelly 0-09, Adam Tyrrell 1-03, Niall Hurley Lynch 1-02, Cian O’Connor 1-01, Keith Duane 0-02 Eddie Heavey 0-02.

Scorers Carbury: Terry Rossiter 2-00, Willie Groome 0-03, Pat Grace 0-02, James Kelly 0-01.

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